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“My husband is willing to terminate his parental rights to our daughter, I want to do this before filling for divorce in Washington State. Can we do this? And how?”No, you cannot do it. And even if you could, it’s very ill-advised. No matter what you think of him, your daughter will always know that she is half you, and half her father.
Question: Think of how your daughter would feel to think that one parent so didn’t want her that they were willing stop being her parent – and that the other parent thought so little of fully one-half of who she (your daughter) is, that they allowed it?
How selfish can you be?